We’ve joined the fight against poverty with @United Way of Central Ohio, and we need you on our team! 1 in 3 people in central Ohio lack the income to meet their basic needs. But you can be part of the solution. Join us and @United Way of Central Ohio in the fight against poverty by supporting NNEMAP Food Pantry in a fun and exciting “March Madness”-style fundraising tournament.
NOW through March 10, your donation gives NNEMAP Food Pantry a strong start in this year’s Knock Out Poverty bracket challenge as we compete for a $200,000 prize pool!
Get in the game and help us #KnockOutPoverty in our city. All you need to do is CLICK HERE TO DONATE! 100% of your donation goes to NNEMAP Food Pantry.
Bracket standings go LIVE on March 11. More donors + more donations = more prize money for NNEMAP Food Pantry! The best part? No matter who wins, we ALL win!
THANK YOU for supporting our quest to win the #KOPChallenge!
Back in the early 1980s, Nestle was pushing a certain candy bar big time. There were TV commercials and everything (maybe–who can remember all that?). Anyway, they product they were pitching was the 100 Grand bar. Pretty tasty. Chocolate, caramel, crisped rice, maybe some nutty concoction thrown in for good measure. It was a quality product. And 100 Grand? That was a pretty penny. How could it NOT be good?!?
Well 100 grand is still a pretty penny in some places–like NNEMAP Food Pantry. And thanks to ALL of our donors and sponsors, we just pulled in OVER 100 grand through the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger. This event, featuring generous matching funds from the Clarke M. Williams Foundation, concluded on the night of June 15. We just got our final tally–with donations and matching funds, NNEMAP Food Pantry will soon be getting $102,109.39 to put into our piggy bank. Let me say that again:
That’s a lot of candy bars! Or, actually, that’s a lot of healthier food choices (we like to make sure our neighbors have wholesome selections when they come to shop!). Maybe with that extra 39 cents we can get one of these:
The short-lived Reggie! bar presented an 8-year-old with a relative bargain at 25 cents back in 1980. As one former Reggie Jackson teammate quipped, “When you open a Reggie bar, it tells you how good it is.”
I’m not about to compare our donors to a candy bar–but I will tell you how great you are. Your response to this rare matching funds opportunity exceeded our wildest expectations. We are grateful for your continued generosity. It is truly not possible to thank you enough for your support. I will say, however, that I was always partial to the 100 Grand!
On behalf of the staff, volunteers, board of directors and, most importantly, the thousands of neighbors we serve–THANK YOU!!!!!
It’s back!!! The Century Link/Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Campaign to Fight Hunger is up and running. From NOW until FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018, your online donation qualifies for matching funds of 75 percent or more! Last year’s match was nearly 100 percent, so this is a tremendous opportunity to maximize your donor dollar! Read on for instructions….
Please consider donating generously again this year. All qualifying donations are processed online through credit card payments. To donate now, click here to go straight to the donation page. Once there you will have to…
1. Enter the dollar amount you would like to donate;
2. Scroll down the page and select NNEMAP (participants are listed alphabetically by state, so you have to scroll down a ways to find us);
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link to Confirm Payment (can choose PayPal or credit card);
4. Enter the required information and click the Donate Now button.
Congratulations! You have completed your donation!
We appreciate your consideration and shared dedication to alleviating hunger in our city. Thank you to CenturyLink and Clarke M. Williams Foundation for this generous program–and THANK YOU, especially, for helping NNEMAP take advantage of this tremendous fundraising opportunity!
Last month NNEMAP Food Pantry was invited again to participate in the CenturyLink “Backpack Buddies” fundraiser. This campaign promises matching funds of at least 75 cents on the dollar thanks to the generosity of the Clarke M. Williams Foundation. That’s a great deal no matter how you look at it.
After last year’s successful fund drive netted over $20,000 in total donations, NNEMAP challenged you, our donors, fans and supporters, to make this year’s event even better. Leave it to an organization supported by dozens of churches to understand the old ‘call and response’ routine, because did you ever respond!
NNEMAP’s donor individuals, churches and other organizations contributed over $37,000 toward the Backpack Buddies campaign. The Clarke M. Williams Foundation matched that nearly dollar for dollar. When all was said and done, NNEMAP was blessed with over $70,000 in total cash donations!
There’s really only one thing to say:
In case it has slipped your mind, the extremely generous matching funds drive is still going on. We know you are enjoying a busy late spring/early summer. But with last year’s tax returns still fresh in your mind, what better time to make a tax-deductible gift* to your favorite charity? (* please consult an accountant or tax professional!)
Anyway, there’s no need to scramble to make your donations at the end of the year–donate now and get the most out of your gift. In cooperation with CenturyLink, the Clarke M. Williams Foundation is putting up $1 million in matching funds. The anticipated match is a minimum of 75 cents for every dollar you donate. Last year’s match was an extraordinary $3 for every $1 donated to NNEMAP. You can’t get a much better deal for a charity than that.
This amazing offer ends Friday, June 16th. For all of you wait-’til-the-last-minute types, consider yourself warned. Hey–we’re here to help!
On behalf of the roughly 8,000 people who will come to NNEMAP for food assistance at some point this year, thank you for your generous support!